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Aug 22, 2011 05:08 PM

Santa Barbara/Montecito Dinner for 18

I'm looking for a restaurant with a private room for 18 in the Santa Barbara/Motecito area. For many years we have gone to Bouchon, which we love. This year we didn't get our reservation in soon enough, and their Cork Room is booked. So now I am adrift, looking for a very nice restaurant that could accomodate us. I am looking at the Wine Cask and Seagrass, on Bouchon's recommendation. Also at Olio e Limone. Any thoughts?

Wine Cask
813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Seagrass Restaurant
30 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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  1. Stella Mares has a very lovely private dining room with its own patio with a view over the Bird Refuge - food is good and well-presented, but not quite at the same level as buchon but a very nice choice for this type of larger event. It is one of our favorite choices for exactly that type of event you are planning. And it puts right between Santa Barbara and Montecito.

    Stella Mare's
    50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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    1. re: glbtrtr

      BTW: Stella Mares is not the bilious green as it appears on their own website renderings. Not very appetizing is it, but it is a very charming well-tended place - unique in this town and one we locals try to keep as our own.

      Stella Mare's
      50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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